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Fellowship/Awards

Many fellowships/Awards are offered in field of media. We provide you details of fellowships/Awards offered in India and abroad, as well as recent news regarding fellowship:

Entries Invited fot REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Fellowships: :REACH invites applications for the seventh edition of the REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Fellowships (2016-17). The Local Language Media Fellowship for Reporting on TB is awarded to mid-career journalists from across India to explore locally relevant TB-related issues. At least 10 Fellows from regional language publications are selected every year, who are responsible for researching and writing high-quality, in-depth stories on a TB-related theme or issue. For more information on the Fellowship rules and criteria or to download the application form, please visit http://www.media4tb.org/media-fellowship/

The last date for applications is 5 September 2016. All applications can be submitted by email to media4tb@gmail.com or by post to REACH, First Floor, 194, Avvai Shanmugam Salai Lane, Off Lloyds Road, Royapettah, Chennai – 600 014.
(Media Hive News Network)

PCI announces National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016 The Press Council of India (PCI) has announced National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016. The awards will honour “journalists in print journalism” across different fields. The awards will be given away on the occasion of the National Press Day on November 16, 2016. While the “Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism” carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh, other awards for rural journalism and developmental reporting, investigative journalism, photo journalism and newspaper art have a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each.. Working journalists and freelancers of Indian nationality can apply for the esteemed awards before August 20, 2016. (Media Hive News Network)

Entries Invited fro The Statesman Awards For Rural Reporting: The Statesman is seeking entries for three prizes for excellence in rural reporting to encourage a better awareness of the social, political and economic challenges taking place in our villages.Journalists can send in their investigative articles and reports concerning rural India, in English or any regional language (with or without translations into English), and published during 2015 in any newspaper or periodical in the country.

The three prizes are now of Rs15,000, Rs10,000 and Rs7,500.

It is also seeking entries for annual prize for environmental reporting. This prize is of Rs 25,000.

J ournalists wishing to submit the same report(s) for both prizes are requested to send separate entries. Last Date for the 2015 awards is 24 July 2016.

For enquiries please contact prasanto@thestatesman.net

Entries may be sent to:

THE AWARDS COMMITTEE

THE STATESMAN LIMITED

STATESMAN HOUSE, 4 CHOWRINGHEE SQUARE, KOLKATA 700 001. (Media Hive News Network)

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List of media fellowships offered in India and abroad

INDIA

Journalism Education Trust Fellowships
Centre for Development Studies (Affiliated to JNU, New Delhi), Thiruvananthapuram, offers Journalism Education Trust Fellowships for Journalists and Postgraduates.

K K Birla Foundation Fellowships
K K Birla Foundation offers fellowships for journalists. For details contact:
K K Birla Foundation
Hindustan Times House
10th Floor, 18-20 KG Marg
New Delhi 110001

Prabha Dutt Fellowship
Sanskritipratishthan (C-ll, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016) offers Prabha Dutt Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism. (Sanskriti Foundation in Collaboration with Prabha Dutt Memorial Foundation invites applications from Indian Women Journalists). The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage dedicated women journalists to pursue meaningful projects including a research on a book in English, Hindi or any regional language. It is exclusively for print journalists . Age: Between 25 and 40 years. Duration: 10 months. Grant: Rs 1,00,000/- including travel expenses.

All candidates must mail their CV and short synopsis of their project proposal to the address given below. Tentative month for submitting applications July-August. E-mailed applications should be followed by a hard copy.
For any further clarifications, contact:
Sanskriti Pratishthan C-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016
Tel : 011- 2696-3226, 2652- 7077
E-mail : fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org
Website: (www.sanskritifoundation.org)

Prem Bhatia Research Scholarship
(Convenor at the Press Institute of India )
Sapru House Annexe Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110001

These scholarships are offered to young journalists who needs financial assistance for research on any aspect of current print journalist and its impact on society.
Age: below 35 years. Value: Rs 40,000, in installments for one calendar year, from the Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust.

The Times Fellowships Council
7, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi 110002

One fellowship (of up to Rs 1.5 lakh) is awarded each year to a person of any field. The fellows may conduct their work and write their reports in English, Hindi, or any of the modern Indian languages.

Eligibility: An independent professional, or working in the middle levels of government, industry, institutions etc.; have proven professional credentials in their field; wish to take time off to enrich their intellectual capital and pursue a project of national importance. Age: Below 50 years.

Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
The awards acknowledge the best in Indian journalism in various categories. A panel of distinguished jury members selects the awards winners every year. Entries are invited from both electronic & print media. For details, contact:
Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation
Express Building, 9&10 Bhadurshah Zafar Marg
New Delhi-110002
e-mail: mgf@expressindia.com
www.expressindia.com

BD Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism
Goenka Foundation
Express Building, Bangalore 560001
The awards, one for English and one for an Indian language, are intended to recognise distinguished service and general excellence. They are open to any Indian journalist, photographer or cartoonist working for a publication in India.
Selection Procedure: The selection is made by an independent board. For details contact above address.

Indian Newslink Journalism Scholarship 2011
The scholarship is open to full-time students of communication studies who are accepted into one-year postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diploma in Journalism and bachelor of communication studies (Honours). The application form can be downloaded from the AUT University website www.aut.ac.nz (Scholarships). For more information, email: editor@indiannewslink.co.nz

INTERNATIONAL

British Chevening scholarships
British Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150 countries, across the globe to study in the UK. Up to 100 Indian professionals receive financial assistance each year for the duration of their studies. Its website is www.chevening.com

Alfred Friendly Press and Daniel Pearl Fellowships
www.pressfellowships.org

Fulbright Master's Fellowships
Eligibility: Individuals in the age group of 25-30 years who have completed the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional or work experience.

Grant: J-1 visa support; Round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the United States; Funding towards tuition and fees, living and related costs. Medical insurance coverage as per U.S. Government guidelines; and Pre-academic English-language training (if necessary).

Subject of study: All aspects of mass communications, including print (newspapers, journals, etc.) and broadcast (radio, television, internet) media, media management, and communications research and strategy. Subspecialties include marketing, media management, public relations, print journalism, online journalism, and broadcast journalism, among others.

Timeline: Request for application material: By June 15
Receipt of completed applications: By July 1

For details log on to:
www.fulbright-india.org

John S Knight Fellowships
Duration: Nine months
Place: Stanford University, California
Purpose: Independent study and reflection.
Open to: All journalists from outside the US, including anchors, photographers, Web editors, producers and cartoonists.
Number of fellowships: Six to eight
Minimum experience: Five years.

Financial benefits: Knight Fellows receive a stipend of $55,000, paid in 10 monthly instalments during the academic year from September through June. The programme also pays Stanford tuition for each fellow. To help offset the high cost of living in the Palo Alto area, the Knight Fellowships provides supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and helps pay for books.
For details log on to: www.knight.stanford.edu
Or write to: 
John S. Knight Fellowships
Building 120, Room 424
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2050
Phone: (650) 723-4937 "
FAX: (650) 725-6154

Nieman Fellowships
The Nieman Foundation selects 12 international journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. The foundation also chooses three Nieman Fellows in Global Health Reporting each year: one from the United States, one from Europe and one from the developing world.

The Nieman Fellowships are awarded to journalists of accomplishment and promise who have demonstrated a capacity for growth and leadership and whose application statements argue persuasively that their experience at Harvard will improve their abilities as journalists.
For details log on to:
http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/


Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
Number of fellowships: Ten
Eligibility: Candidates should be 25 to 35 years of age, and working in a newspaper in a developing country. They should have at least three years of experience in print journalism, and an excellent command of English. They should be proficient in computer usage and should have a strong desire to return to work in their home country.
Timelines: Applications should be sent before September 1 each year. In mid-March of the following year, the fellows begin their fellowship in Washington, DC with a two-week orientation session before they spread out to major and mid-sized American cities until September, when they return to Washington, DC for four days before returning to their home country.
Fellowship details: The fellowship covers travel expenses to the United States, all travel related to the fellowship, housing, insurance, a monthly stipend for living expenses and assistance in obtaining the J-1 visas from the U.S. embassy in their home country. Selected candidate are given five-month fellowship at a U.S. newspaper.
How to apply: Applications should include the application form which can be downloaded from http://www.pressfellowships.org/ from June to September each year, the applicant’s C.V. or resume, two letters of reference, four original articles in English or translated into English, a passport-sized photo, one issue of the newspaper the applicant works for, a copy of the applicant’s press credentials, and a copy of the applicant’s valid passport.
For details, write to:
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor,
Washington, DC 20006.
Tel.: +1-202-737-4414.
Fax:(1-202)737-4416.
e-mail: info@fellowships.org .
Web Site: http://www.pressfellowships.org/

Edward J Nell Scholarship
http://www.scholarships.com/Edward-Nell-Memorial-Scholarships-in-Journalism.aspx

JEA National High School Journalist of the Year
http://www.scholarships.com/Journalism-Education-Association-Journalist-of-the-Year-Scholarships.aspx

Reham al-Farra International Scholarship in Journalism at Bournemouth University , UK
http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism   
Gaduate School of Journalism
121 North Gate Hall, #5860
Berkeley
http://journalism.berkeley.edu/program/dualasian.html

J-MC Scholarship
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
100 Adler Journalism Building, #E305
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-2004
e-mail: journalism-admin@uiowa.edu
http://www.uiowa.edu/jmc/about/index.html

One World Fellowship for senior radio, TV broadcasters
http://www.owbt.org/pages/Fellowships/apply.html

Developing Asia Journalism Awards
http://www.adbi.org/journalism.awards

Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund
About the Scholarship: The United Nations sponsors the Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund for young, working journalists to come to New York to report on General Assembly sessions for their home media from mid-September to mid-December.
Eligibility: Journalists from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America between the ages of 25 and 35 who are currently full-time employees of a newspaper or broadcast news service with an excellent level of English are eligible to apply. Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers.
Scholarship: The scholarship includes round-trip airfare to New York City, room and board, health insurance and a small stipend for basic expenses.
Application deadline: April 15.
For more information, visit: 
http://www.unjournalismfellowship.org/
Applications may be submitted online or mailed to:
Secretary,
Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Dag Hammarskjöld Convenience Center,
P.O. BOX 20314, New York,
New York 10017.
Online Application:
http://www.unjournalismfellowship.org/app_eng.htm

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Purpose: The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.
Guidelines: The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree.
Eligibility: Fellows are selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs.
Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment to community or national service, as well as for academic excellence. The Foundation currently works in fifteen fields to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Fellowship support: Once selected, Fellows may enroll in an appropriate university program anywhere in the world, including their country of residence. The program provides placement assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.
For details write to:
United State Educational Foundation in India (USEFI):
Or visit:
www.ifpsa.org

Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists
Aim: The Jefferson Fellowships, founded by the East-West Center in 1967, are aimed to promote better public understanding of the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands through a program of dialogue, study and travel for print and broadcast journalists.
Fellowship: The fellowship, offered two times a year, is an immersion course on cultures and current issues of the region. During seminars and field study, the journalists selected from the United States and the Asia Pacific region learn from each other as well as from scholars and students, business and labour leaders, government policy-makers, political and civic leaders, lobbyists and public interest groups, social activists, cultural analysts, media experts and others whom they meet and interview during the course of the program.

Programme: The programme begins at the East-West Center with a week of lectures and discussions on key regional issues led by East-West Center, University of Hawaii and other experts from the Honolulu community. The Fellows then undertake field study in Asia and the United States mainland to further their understanding of the issues.
For more details visit:
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson
You can also contact:
Susan Kreifels, East-West Seminars
East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road 
Honolulu, HI 96848
Phone: +1-808-944-7384
Fax: +1-808-944-7600
e-mail: seminars@EastWestCenter.org

International Journalism Exchange
Eligibility: The International Journalism Exchange (IJE) is open to editors who have worked in journalism for at least five years, are currently employed by a daily newspaper and are proficient in English. Priority is given to editors from countries in transition to democratic rule.

Programme: The five-week programme begins in Washington, DC with orientation and seminars. Fellows then begin a month-long newspaper assignment that offers exposure to all departments of an American newspaper. The programme concludes with a final evaluation in New York City.
IJE was initiated in 1984 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and has been administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) since 1990.
For more information, contact:
IJE, International Center for Journalists,
1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor,
Washington, D.C., 20006;
Tel: (202) 737-3700; Fax: (202) 737-0530;
e-mail: ije@icfj.org
Web site: http://www.icfj.org/ije.html

James H. Ottaway, Jr. International Fellowships
Agency/Organisation: American Press Institute (API)
Number of Fellowships: Ten
Eligibility:  The Fellowships are available to editors, publishers or managers from daily newspapers in developing democracies. Each fellow attends one of four executive-level training programs at the API. Applicants should be fluent in oral and written English and have at least five years of experience as a high-ranking newspaper executive.
Grant: The fellowships cover travel, lodging, tuition and meals during the training.
For more information, including an application form and guidelines, contact
Linda Kepner of API at LKepner@americanpressinstitute.org

Previous Fellowship/Awards Announcements:

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Applications Invited for Milaap fellowship Programmes: Milaap, in association with I am in DNA of India (Iamin), is offering a full-time position designed to increase Milaap’s impact and provide Fellows a one-of-a-kind insider experience.The I am in DNA of India – Milaap Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity, providing young professionals with a six-month fellowship to contribute to a cause and cover inspiring stories of change.Depending on your preferences, you can opt to become an I am in DNA of India – Milaap Lend Fellow (rural and semi-urban regions)or an I am in DNA of India – Milaap Open Fellow (urban regions).For more details, please visit https://milaap.org/milaap-fellows. Interested candidates can send updated resume and motivation letter to fellows@milaap.org. (Media Hive News Network)

Mumbai Press Club announces Redink Awards: Mumbai Press Club has invited entries for the National Red Ink Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016. Entries must be submitted by February 29, 2016. Entries in the form of articles or stories published in the print and digital medium and television stories broadcast during calendar year 2015 are invited from Indian Journalists in the categories-- Business, Crime, Environment, Health & Wellness, Human Rights, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Politics, Science & Innovation, Sports and The Big Picture (Photograph of the year). The selection will be made by a special jury from amongst a shortlist drawn up by the Managing Committee of Mumbai Press Club. Responses from journalists will also be taken into consideration. The winning entry in each category will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a trophy and a citation.

Entries in the various Television categories must be sent on pen drive or DVD in mpeg format. Television entries must carry a brief text on the story and its impact.Entries can also be sent via post and should have ‘RedInk Awards-2016’ followed by the category name mentioned in bold and addressed to: The Secretary, Mumbai Press Club, Glass House, Azad Maidan, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai – 400001. (Media Hive News Network)

Entries Invited for Chameli Devi Jain Award 2015-16: The Media Foundation is inviting nominations for its annual Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson for 2015-16. Nominations should reach the Media Foundation not later than February 15, 2016. The criteria for selection are excellence, analytical skill, social concern, insights, style, innovation, courage and compassion. Journalists in the print, broadcast and current affairs documentary film media are eligible, including photographers, cartoonists and newspaper designers. Names and addresses of sponsors or references should be clearly mentioned with email and phone numbers.

Nominations should include a bio-data (with complete postal address, telephone, fax numbers and email address, for facility of communication), together with samples of work done during the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 in the form of clippings/tapes/CDs or links to articles and TV programmes. These should be accompanied by a brief appreciation of why the candidate is especially deserving of recognition. Nominations can be sent to The Media Foundation, Flat no 2B, 1/23 Shanti Niketan, New Delhi -110021 or emailed to themediafoundationindia@gmail.com (Media Hive News Network)

Awards Instituted for Investigative Journalism: The Asian College of Journalism has instituted awards for investigative journalism. The Media Development Foundation, which administers the institution, has called for news organisations and journalists to send in their entries for consideration by the awards committee and jury.

The awards are for investigative journalism in print/online and audio-visual categories and will be presented on May 3, 2016 on World Press Freedom Day. Each award carries a citation and Rs. 2 lakh as prize money. Last date to apply is January 31. Any journalistic work done by and published/broadcast in newspaper/periodical/ website/channel during the calendar year 2015 is eligible for nomination by a news organisation, working or freelance journalist(s). For more details, visit http://bit.ly/1OMt2Ji. (Media Hive News Network)